2020 Workers' Compensation CLE

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


2020 Workers' Compensation CLE

Chairpersons Dustin Dailey and Jane Dale
Monday, May 4, 2020
5.75 Law & Legal credits, 0.5 Ethics credits

The health and safety of our members, business partners, and employees are among WSAJ’s highest priorities. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to being responsive to the needs of our community as the situation evolves. 

We will be shifting the WSAJ 2020 Spring Conference program to a 100% virtual event in an effort to help mitigate the virus.  We have developed a wonderful program and are delighted that we have the digital framework in place to be able to deliver our content virtually to you. 

By registering, you declare that the majority of you law practice is devoted to representing plaintiffs and you will not use the information provided at this CLE to advance the defense of a tort claim nor assist insurance defense in opposing the rights or interests of the injured or disabled persons. (WSAJ reserves the right to deny access to an of its CLEs if we have reason to believe that the individual registrant will act contrary to the purpose and mission of WSAJ.)


8:20-8:25  Welcome from WSAJ Executive Director Liz Berry

8:25-8:30  Welcome & Intro
Dustin Dailey, Putnam Lieb Potvin Dailey, Olympia
Jane Dale, Causey Wright, Seattle 

8:30-8:45  Update on the Workers' Compensation Section—Ongoing Issues, Director Quarterly Meetings, and Self Insured
Dustin Dailey, 
Putnam Lieb Potvin Dailey, Olympia

8:45-9:15  Legislative Update
Michael Temple, Washington State Association for Justice, Seattle/Olympia

9:15-10:00  Case Law Update—Uncut, Uncensored, and Unhinged!
Bill Hochberg, Hochberg & Hamar, Edmonds

10:00-10:05  A Message from Our Sponsors

10:05-10:10  Break

10:10-10:55  The Board Moving Forward
Isabel A.M. Cole, BIIA Labor Member

10:55-11:55  Vocational Issues
Karin Larson, Vocational Rehab Specialists, Aberdeen

11:55-12:00  A Message from Our Sponsors

12:00-12:20  Lunch break

12:20-1:20  All About Retro—From the Department's Perspective
Jessica Nau, Program Manager, L&I

1:20-1:50  Weaver—Update and Practical Use
Jeffrey Keane, Keane Law Offices, Seattle

1:50-1:55  Break

1:55-2:25  Mental Health Treatment Update
Jane Dale, Causey Wright, Seattle

2:25-2:55  Maphet Decision Update and Practical Use
Doug Palmer, Hamrick Palmer, Vancouver

2:55-3:25  ETHICS Ethics Considerations in Settlement
Mary Owen, Mary E. Owen Consulting and Mediation Services, Seattle

Spring Conference also includes:
Insurance Law CLE, Tuesday, May 5 - click here to register


PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for each event that is part of Spring Conference. If you wish to attend both of the two CLEs, you must register for each event separately.


Raphaela Weissman

Jane Dale
Jane Dale is a litigation attorney who practiced in a variety of legal areas before finding her passion in workers’ compensation. Jane has since been working and litigating in the area of workers’ compensation, joining the Causey Wright team in 2014....More
Dustin J. Dailey
Dustin J. Dailey is a 2007 graduate of the University of Washington School of Law. He began his legal career with the Washington State Attorney General's Office, representing the Department of Labor and Industries in worker compensation and WISHA...More
Karin Larson
Michael E. Temple
Michael Temple has worked in and around the Washington State Legislature for some time. He served as Attorney to the Speaker of the House and later as Counsel to the Senate Majority Leader. Mr. Temple first represented WSAJ as a lobbyist after tort...More
T. Jeffrey Keane
Doug M. Palmer
Doug Palmer is your fearless Section Leader. Some people say that he has been the greatest leader ever. Those who say his time as leader will be over soon are merely leading a witch hunt and reporting fake news. In addition to leading without fear,...More
Mary E. Owen, Esq.
Principal - Mary Owen Consulting
Ms. Owen has been practicing law in Washington State for over 35 years. The focus of her practice has been in the area of Insurance Law in which she analyzed the proper handling of property and liability claims. Initially, she worked in the private...More
Isabel Cole
William D. Hochberg
William D. Hochberg, the managing partner at Hochberg & Hamar, leads a group of dedicated attorneys and staff in Edmonds, Washington. Mr. Hochberg limits his practice to Washington State and Longshore workers' compensation, personal injury, and...More
Jessica Nau
Program Manager, L&I
David Lauman

Originally Published

May 4, 2020

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • 2020 Workers' Compensation CLE - Morning Session
  • 2020 Workers' Compensation CLE - Afternoon Session
  • 2020 Workers' Compensation CLE - Written Materials

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements

You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.


If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

Click on jurisdiction for specific details

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